"I went from having zero biological relatives other than my children to having a sibling only a few years older than me."
National Adoption Awareness Month minimizes individual experiences of adoptees and masks the deeper systemic problems that keep the practice in existence.
Hallie Wunsch was searching for her birth mother, but she found her sisters instead.
As a transracially adopted person, many things in my life take on additional layers and meaning; my identity, my relationships and my hair. Holidays are no different.
I guess my main anxiety surrounds the notion of "who," "what," and "why." Who am I? Who was my birth mother? Although I've
"Adoption is always bittersweet."
As a 19-something-year-old adoptee living in a Western society, I've often been thrown the phrase, "you're so lucky!" after telling someone I'm adopted.
"We weren't abandoned; we were chosen."
We’re all in this together.
I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.